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Home Preparation

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There are many things you can do to prepare your home for your halo patient.

Take a survey of your home to identify obstacles that could be safety concerns, including:

  • Scatter rugs
  • Furniture
  • Electrical cords
  • Telephone cords

Sports equipment, toys or other objects that require a lot of movement should be put away so that your patient is not tempted to play with them.

Some families like to use a hospital bed for their patient. It depends on the layout of your home. This can be discussed prior to halo placement.

If you can, prepare a room with a television placed properly for the halo patient. They will no longer have the ability to sit low and to look up.

Your room should have the furniture positioned so that the patient can view the television by looking straight ahead without having to look up or turn their head.

Keep any large family pets that have the potential to jump up on your child in another room or in an enclosed area away from the patient.

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